Virtual Violence: Trauma and Memory in Gina Kim’s “Dongducheun/Bloodless”

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Grace Kyungwon Hong is Professor of Gender Studies at UCLA; she also holds a joint appointment in Asian American Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature at UC San Diego, and her M.A. in Asian American Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on women of color feminism as an epistemological critique of and alternative to Western liberal humanism and capital, particularly as they manifest as contemporary neoliberalism. Most recently, she has been working on a project on situating Asian and Asian diasporic feminism within a genealogy of Third World feminism. She is the author of Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Cultures of Immigrant Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and the co-editor (with Roderick Ferguson) of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University Press, 2011). She is the co-editor (also with Roderick Ferguson) of the Difference Incorporated book series at the University of Minnesota Press. She teaches courses on women of color feminism and Asian American culture.